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COMMONWEALTH v. JONES (05/20/76)

SUPERIOR COURT OF PENNSYLVANIA


May 20, 1976

COMMONWEALTH
v.
JONES, APPELLANT.

Petition for post-conviction relief. Before DOTY, J. Order entered dismissing petition. Defendant appealed. Appeal, No. 1394, Oct. T., 1975, from Court of Common Pleas, Trial Division, of Philadelphia, Jan. T., 1974, Nos. 1837 to 1840, inclusive.

COUNSEL

Richard A. McDaniel, for appellant; Antoinette R. Freeman, Mark Sendrow, and Steven H. Goldblatt, Assistant District Attorneys, Abraham J. Gafni, Deputy District Attorney, and F. Emmett Fitzpatrick, District Attorney, for Commonwealth, appellee.

Per Curiam: This case is remanded to the trial court to allow appellant to file a motion to withdraw his guilty plea nunc pro tunc. Commonwealth v. Roberts, 237 Pa. Superior Ct. 336, 352 A.2d 140 (1975). This disposition will give the trial court the opportunity to consider the sufficiency of the guilty plea colloquy. Since appellant is now represented by counsel other than his trial counsel, this will allow consideration of appellant's claim of ineffective assistance of counsel, which we deem preserved. Should the trial court determine that the colloquy was insufficient or that trial counsel was ineffective, appellant shall be allowed to withdraw his guilty plea; petition for reargument refused June 16, 1976.

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